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2610, 2007

Finding them a find, catching them a catch

October 26th, 2007|

When Stephanie Ross moved from the city to Mineola, she entered a whole new world – and it wasn’t just laid-back replacing hair-on-fire. What really floored the thirtysomething events planner was her social life. It was nowhere. In the city, she’d dated within a wide circle of friends, but she hadn’t established such a circle on the Island. She was uncomfortable in bars and heard “horror stories about dating online.” A friend told her about Great Date Now, a matchmaking outfit that recently established offices in Hauppauge and Garden City. Great Date Now takes the art of hooking up like-minded [...]

910, 2007

Busy singles seek assist to help find perfect mate- The Commercial Appeal

October 9th, 2007|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl live happily ever after. But what the fairy tales never seem to say is: How does boy even meet girl? Now that we're marrying older, working harder and socializing less, sometimes we need a little extra help from a modern-day matchmaker. Most couples today still meet through traditional channels, according to a 2006 report on online dating by the Pew Internet & American Life Project: 38 percent of those surveyed met at work or school, 34 percent met through family or friends, and 13 percent [...]

3009, 2007

Online Dating Putting You Off? Try a Matchmaker – The New York Times

September 30th, 2007|

FOR more than three years, Jennifer Silver, 33, a freelance marketing consultant in Manhattan, trolled online dating sites looking for love. She tried Match.com and JDate. “I had the worst experiences,” Ms. Silver said. When one potential date didn’t bear the slightest resemblance to his photo, she walked right past him, thinking he had stood her up. “People were very dishonest,” Ms. Silver said. She hired a traditional matchmaker instead. One might think that in an age of unparalleled access to potential dates through the Internet, matchmakers would be scraping for business. Instead, their business is on an upswing, according [...]

2709, 2007

The Dating Coach Is In – The New York Times

September 27th, 2007|

THIS is embarrassing to admit, but for the sake of the greater good, here goes: I am a dating disaster. The thought of meeting a stranger, sitting through a drink or meal, trying to be clever, makes me cranky. Think about the books that could be read while the other person drones on about his as-yet-unfinished divorce. Imagine the films that could be watched while he confuses the word “anecdote” with “antidote.” What a colossal waste of time. More than one friend recommended an attitude adjustment. “People can sense your intolerance,” they said. “They can smell negativity.” A few suggested [...]

3108, 2007

She has Cupid’s arrow in her purse – The Associated Press

August 31st, 2007|

Sophia McDonald believes she has Cupid's arrow in her purse. Forget the fact that she is single. She's got a large database of contacts and a certificate from the Matchmaking Institute in New York. So this modern-day Emma is leaving her career as a real estate broker to put her own spin on the age-old art of matchmaking. "I believe I have a lot of intuition," says McDonald, 34, who is launching a company called Sophisticated Matching. "I'm very spiritual and sensitive. When I meet people, I tend to understand them very well." There were an estimated 1,300 independent matchmakers [...]

806, 2007

Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients- CNYBJ

June 8th, 2007|

Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients CNY Business Journal - June 8, 2007 Lunch Appeal provides interviews, introductions, feedback to lonely singles. Pamela and Scott Stowell knew they were watching something special. The socially active couple (....) were in front of the television, when a 20/20 special about the Matchmaking Institute, a New York City-based school for matchmakers, appeared on the screen. "We instantly knew it was for us," Pamela says. Read all article (PDF)

2203, 2007

How To Read Your Date In 5 Minutes

March 22nd, 2007|

HOW TO READ YOUR DATE IN 5 MINUTES IN New York, you don’t have an entire evening to waste wondering if your date is The One. But you do have a solid five minutes. So, in the spirit of keeping painful evenings to a one-drink minimum, we’ve collected the top 20 cues to tell whether tonight’s date is the best thing to ever happen to you – or just another great reason to get an unlisted phone number. “You have to pay attention to everything that someone makes you feel,” says psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall, whose new book, “Deal Breakers,” examines [...]

902, 2007

Career Talk with Maggie Mistal

February 9th, 2007|

Career Talk with Maggie Mistal Martha Stewart Living Radio - February 09, 2007 Lisa Clampitt, Matchmaking Institute Executive Director, spoke live on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

902, 2007

Making Money Making Matches- Forbes

February 9th, 2007|

Making Money Making Matches Forbes - February 09, 2007 Making Money Making Matches “Can you believe I get paid for this, drinking tea and talking about love all day long?” Almost seven years after launching her own matchmaking business, Lisa Clampitt is still amazed at her good fortune. And why not? Her two-person shop–called VIP Life–pulls in up to $20,000 a year per client helping people who are looking for love in all the wrong places. Clampitt, 42, is one of 1,300 independent matchmakers in the U.S. and co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains aspiring matchmakers and sets quality [...]

1911, 2006

A Match Made in… Manhattan

November 19th, 2006|

A Match Made in... Manhattan The Sunday Telegraph, Stella, November 19, 2006 Lessons in Love. How on earth do you teach people to be matchmakers? Doesn't it all come down to intuition? The answer is yes - and no. "Intuition is definitely a big part of it, says Clampitt, but a lot of it also has to do with listening. If you listen - really listen - to your clients, they'll tell you everything you need to know.... read feature article (PDF)

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2610, 2007

Finding them a find, catching them a catch

October 26th, 2007|

When Stephanie Ross moved from the city to Mineola, she entered a whole new world – and it wasn’t just laid-back replacing hair-on-fire. What really floored the thirtysomething events planner was her social life. It was nowhere. In the city, she’d dated within a wide circle of friends, but she hadn’t established such a circle on the Island. She was uncomfortable in bars and heard “horror stories about dating online.” A friend told her about Great Date Now, a matchmaking outfit that recently established offices in Hauppauge and Garden City. Great Date Now takes the art of hooking up like-minded [...]

910, 2007

Busy singles seek assist to help find perfect mate- The Commercial Appeal

October 9th, 2007|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl live happily ever after. But what the fairy tales never seem to say is: How does boy even meet girl? Now that we're marrying older, working harder and socializing less, sometimes we need a little extra help from a modern-day matchmaker. Most couples today still meet through traditional channels, according to a 2006 report on online dating by the Pew Internet & American Life Project: 38 percent of those surveyed met at work or school, 34 percent met through family or friends, and 13 percent [...]

3009, 2007

Online Dating Putting You Off? Try a Matchmaker – The New York Times

September 30th, 2007|

FOR more than three years, Jennifer Silver, 33, a freelance marketing consultant in Manhattan, trolled online dating sites looking for love. She tried Match.com and JDate. “I had the worst experiences,” Ms. Silver said. When one potential date didn’t bear the slightest resemblance to his photo, she walked right past him, thinking he had stood her up. “People were very dishonest,” Ms. Silver said. She hired a traditional matchmaker instead. One might think that in an age of unparalleled access to potential dates through the Internet, matchmakers would be scraping for business. Instead, their business is on an upswing, according [...]

2709, 2007

The Dating Coach Is In – The New York Times

September 27th, 2007|

THIS is embarrassing to admit, but for the sake of the greater good, here goes: I am a dating disaster. The thought of meeting a stranger, sitting through a drink or meal, trying to be clever, makes me cranky. Think about the books that could be read while the other person drones on about his as-yet-unfinished divorce. Imagine the films that could be watched while he confuses the word “anecdote” with “antidote.” What a colossal waste of time. More than one friend recommended an attitude adjustment. “People can sense your intolerance,” they said. “They can smell negativity.” A few suggested [...]

3108, 2007

She has Cupid’s arrow in her purse – The Associated Press

August 31st, 2007|

Sophia McDonald believes she has Cupid's arrow in her purse. Forget the fact that she is single. She's got a large database of contacts and a certificate from the Matchmaking Institute in New York. So this modern-day Emma is leaving her career as a real estate broker to put her own spin on the age-old art of matchmaking. "I believe I have a lot of intuition," says McDonald, 34, who is launching a company called Sophisticated Matching. "I'm very spiritual and sensitive. When I meet people, I tend to understand them very well." There were an estimated 1,300 independent matchmakers [...]

806, 2007

Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients- CNYBJ

June 8th, 2007|

Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients CNY Business Journal - June 8, 2007 Lunch Appeal provides interviews, introductions, feedback to lonely singles. Pamela and Scott Stowell knew they were watching something special. The socially active couple (....) were in front of the television, when a 20/20 special about the Matchmaking Institute, a New York City-based school for matchmakers, appeared on the screen. "We instantly knew it was for us," Pamela says. Read all article (PDF)

2203, 2007

How To Read Your Date In 5 Minutes

March 22nd, 2007|

HOW TO READ YOUR DATE IN 5 MINUTES IN New York, you don’t have an entire evening to waste wondering if your date is The One. But you do have a solid five minutes. So, in the spirit of keeping painful evenings to a one-drink minimum, we’ve collected the top 20 cues to tell whether tonight’s date is the best thing to ever happen to you – or just another great reason to get an unlisted phone number. “You have to pay attention to everything that someone makes you feel,” says psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall, whose new book, “Deal Breakers,” examines [...]

902, 2007

Career Talk with Maggie Mistal

February 9th, 2007|

Career Talk with Maggie Mistal Martha Stewart Living Radio - February 09, 2007 Lisa Clampitt, Matchmaking Institute Executive Director, spoke live on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

902, 2007

Making Money Making Matches- Forbes

February 9th, 2007|

Making Money Making Matches Forbes - February 09, 2007 Making Money Making Matches “Can you believe I get paid for this, drinking tea and talking about love all day long?” Almost seven years after launching her own matchmaking business, Lisa Clampitt is still amazed at her good fortune. And why not? Her two-person shop–called VIP Life–pulls in up to $20,000 a year per client helping people who are looking for love in all the wrong places. Clampitt, 42, is one of 1,300 independent matchmakers in the U.S. and co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains aspiring matchmakers and sets quality [...]

1911, 2006

A Match Made in… Manhattan

November 19th, 2006|

A Match Made in... Manhattan The Sunday Telegraph, Stella, November 19, 2006 Lessons in Love. How on earth do you teach people to be matchmakers? Doesn't it all come down to intuition? The answer is yes - and no. "Intuition is definitely a big part of it, says Clampitt, but a lot of it also has to do with listening. If you listen - really listen - to your clients, they'll tell you everything you need to know.... read feature article (PDF)

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